Toyota has quietly taken the covers off the Corolla GR Sport, a sportier version of its popular hatchback.
The ‘GR Sport’ moniker is derived from Toyota’s Gazoo Racing performance division, and signifies that the Corolla has undergone a number of visual changes.
From the outside, the Corolla GR Sport adopts a bolder, more aggressive look. Additions over standard models include a dark chrome grille, sportier side skirts, black rear diffuser, chrome faux exhuast tips, 18-inch machined alloy wheels and a two-tone Dynamic Grey and black paint scheme.
Inside, it receives new black cloth sports seats with leatherette bolsters as well as red contrast stitching on the steering wheel, shifter and dashboard.
It will be offered in Europe with either the 90kW 1.8-litre hybrid or 134kW 2.0-litre hybrid powertrain under the bonnet.
The Toyota Corolla GR Sport will make its public debut at the Geneva motor show, ahead of a European launch in early 2020. Toyota Australia has confimed the sporty Corolla will not make it Down Under.
Toyota is also planning a performance GRMN variant of the Corolla, with a 1.6-litre turbo engine. Click here to watch our video breakdown on it.